XVIII. PRECEPT TO THE COMPANY, AND THEIR CERTIFICATE OF REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.
MADE IN 1566, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SEC. 5 OF THE 8TH
ELIZABETH, (fn. 1) CAP. 18 (AN ACT OF A 1–15TH AND 1–10TH
GRANTED BY THE TEMPORALITY).
"January 24th, 1566.
"A Precept directed to this Company for a Certificate of their
Lands and Goods.
"By the High Assessors.
"Theis are to requyre you and on the Quenes Majties behalf,
comande you that ye return unto us on Monday nexte at
eighte of the clock in the forenoone of the same daye a true
certificate of the just value of your Lands and Goods apperteynynge to yo' ffellowshippe, and that hereof fail ye nott as
ye tender the Quene's Maties fyne. Written at Guildehall this
p'sente xxiiij daye of January Ao. 1566. In the ixth yere of the
Quenes Maties Reigne."
"The Certificate of the Master and Wardens of the Corporac[i]on of the M' chanttailors of London made to the Quene's
Maties Sessors of her Cittie & Chamber of London for the
Taxation of the subsidie granted unto her Matie at the laste
session of the laste P'rliament holden at Westm': and begune
in the eighth yere of her Maties reigne accordinge to the tenor
of a Precepte to them dyrected by the foresaide Sessors
|"Ffirste they the said Master & Wardens do Certifie that
all theire Rents and Revenues Issuing, Coming &
Growinge of all the Lands and Tenmts. belonging to
their saide Corporacion at this daye extends to the
some per annum of||—||280||15||4|
|"Notwithstanding of late the same did extende to the
some per annum of 308l. 7s.|
|"But at this presente there is parcell of the same Londes
situate and leyinge in the Parish of St. Martyn, in the
Vyntrye of St. James, at Garlickhithe, which was
lately rented in the hole at the some of xiijl. vjs. viijd.
per annum, wch is nowe vacant by reason of the
decaye thereof and lack of Newe buildinge. So that
the yerely value of the Londes at this daye is
280l. 15s. 4d.|
|Whereof to be admitted as followeth—|
|"Fyrste for Quyte Rentes and other Rente Charge, wherewithal the sayde Londes is charged per annum||109||15||0|
|"Item, to the Reliefe of theire Almesmen & others, and
for Coles gyven to the Poore according to the Devyses
of the Donors of certen of their sayde Londes per
|"Item, to the Scholemaster and iij Ushers of theire late
erected Grammar Schole, founded in the Parishe of
St. Lawrence Pounteney, in London, and for the
Vysytacon of the sayde Schole per annum|| (fn. 2) 56||13||4|
|"Item, to theire Offycers for theire ffees, per annum||22||6||8|
|"Soma totalis of the deductions and payments goynge
oute of the foresayde Londes & Annuyties||—||248||13||10|
|"And so remayneth clere to the sayde Company towardes
the repayringe of the sayd Londes & of Newe Buildings, of what is decayed thereof as is aforesaid, the
some of||—|| (fn. 2) 46||6||8|
|"Item, more they do certyfie, that all the Plate, Juells,
& Good's belonginge to theire Corporacion extends not
above the value of||66||13||4|
|"And further, They do Certifie that the sayde Corporacion
is indebted at this time, and doth owe to dyverse
persons as well by their bonds obligatory under theire
Common Seale as otherwyse ov' and above all such
debtes as be owinge to the sayde Corporacion, the
|| Stat. Realm, vol. iv., part 1, p. 507.
|| The School expenditure absorbed a large proportion of the surplus income.